Monday 26 September 2022

Autumn Sweater

Trust me #43
Autumn Sweater by Yo La Tengo

It's time, if you haven't done so already, to dig out your Autumn sweaters. Your hoodies. Your cosy jackets. And, whether you know the song or not, why don't you listen to Yo La Tengo's beautiful Autumn Sweater from their 1997 album I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One.

It's one of my favourite songs by the New Jersey band who have released 16 albums since forming back in 1984. 

Autumn Sweater has a lovely dreamy and psychedelic feel to it. An organ sound underpins everything, allowing for a variety of beats and percussion over the top. This was the beginning of the band starting to experiment with electronica, doing so in a way that just felt very natural. They didn't lose their essence, they just added to it.

Is it too late to call this off?

We could slip away

Wouldn't that be better?

Me with nothing to say

And you in your Autumn sweater

Ira Kaplan's vocals are sublime, captured perfectly by Roger Moutenot who produced the album. And check the Kevin Shields remix as a bonus!

Autumn Sweater

Autumn Sweater (Kevin Shields remix)

A list of all previous songs I've blogged about in my Trust Me feature are listed below, along with links to each blog.

I've also collated them all into a playlist on Spotify that you can find by searching for Everything Flows - Trust Me , or you can CLICK HERE

Previous Trust Me blogs

1. Something On Your Mind by Karen Dalton
1A. Crimson and Clover by Tommy James and the Shondells
2. I Am, I Said  by Neil Diamond
3. Where's The Playground Susie?   by Glen Campbell
4. If You Could Read My Mind by Gordon Lighfoot
5. Gimme Some Truth by John Lennon
6. Gone With The Wind Is My Love by Rita and the Tiaras
7. In The Year 2525 by Zager and Evans
8. The Music Box by Ruth Copeland
9. The Ship Song by Nick Cave
10. Sometimes by James
11. I Walk The Earth by King Biscuit Time
12. Didn't Know What I Was In For by Better Oblivion Community Centre
13. When My Boy Walks Down The Street by The Magnetic Fields
14. The Man Don't Give A F**k by Super Furry Animals
15. All Flowers In Time Bend Towards The Sun by Jeff Buckley and Liz Fraser
16. Are You Lookin' by The Tymes
17. A Real Hero by College & Electric Youth
18. Feelings Gone by Callum Easter
19. Sunday Morning by The Velvet Underground
20. Did I Say by Teenage Fanclub
21. Don't Look Back by Teenage Fanclub
23. Belfast by Orbital
24. Clouds by The Jayhawks
25. Dreaming Of You by The Coral
26. Everlasting Love by Love Affair
27. Walk Away Renee by The Left Banke
28. Teenage Kicks by The Undertones
29. Shaky Ground by Sneeze
29. Rill Rill by Sleigh Bells
30. I Can Feel Your Love by Felice Taylor
31. The State We're In by The Chemical Brothers w/ Beth Orton
32. Sunshine After The Rain by Ellie Greenwich
33. Losing My Edge by LCD Soundsystem
34. Mondo 77 by Looper
35. Les Fleurs by Minnie Riperton
36. Rat Trap by The Boomtown Rats
37. How High by The Charlatans
38. I Can't Let Go by Evie Sands
39. Pop Song 89 by R.E.M.
40. Summertime Clothes by Animal Collective
41. There She Goes by The Las
42. We're Going To Be Friends by White Stripes

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